RE: virus: Truth
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 09:29:54 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 27 Feb 1997, Richard Brodie wrote:

> Dave Pape wrote:
> >I'm really saying that I'd prefer Richard to make a more detailed and
> >explicit model of how memes work, to tell me what his shorthand's for,
> >if
> >that's what it is, because his shorthand doesn't elicit, in my mind,
> >all of
> >my memes about how memes interact. I'd be even more in disagreement
> >with
> >Richard if he said, "there is one level to cognition, it's when you,
> >like
> >think of stuff," ie if he used even more condensed shorthand.
> More detailed? I wrote a 256-page book on it!
> Look, Level 2 is when you look at life through one consistent model.
> Level 3 is when you dance among multiple, mutually inconsistent models.
> OK?

A classic example of language failure. I just tried to spin off a
parallel version of the metaphor "dance", and FAILED.


/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd